Once again American Jews are being warned of danger. I do not endorse these warnings, but as I can see that many of my readers are also reading these warnings on a blog I link to, I do feel the need to comment.
Firstly, most of my family live in the US. If I really believed these warnings, I would be the first to tell them to get out now.
On this subject, as with everything else, I turn to the Lubavitcher Rebbe. There are hundreds of Chabad Houses throughout America, as there are in every other part of the globe. The Rebbe himself did not leave America in his lifetime, as he felt it was more important to m'karev the Jews in the diaspora. Just as a captain would not desert his ship, so to Chabad will not leave until all possible Jews have been brought back to their faith.
If you listened to Rabbi Kessin's shiur the other day, at 31:15 on the video, and onwards from there, he is talking about teshuva through love not fear. Teshuva done through fear, as with anything else done through fear, is not complete. That is why the Rebbe and the teachings of Chabad approach Jews through love. The word ''Lubavitch'' literally means '' city of brotherly love''. And for the record, Rabbi Kessin is NOT a Lubavitcher.
Whilst I don't normally write a blog post which goes against another blog I link to, I do feel it appropriate at this point as I am aware that many Jews in America are panicking over what the future holds. Just because a blogger writes it, it doesn't mean it's a fact. I can already predict that someone will tell me I am aiding the destruction of thousands of Jews by writing this, and I reject that as well. As with all major issues, consult your local orthodox rabbi, or someone else whose opinion you trust, not a blog on the internet, and don't spend your life worrying about things that may never happen.